File:Helen Hunt Jackson NYPL.jpg|thumb|207px|Helen Hunt Jackson, c. 1850–1860
'''Helen Maria Hunt Jackson,''' born '''Helen Fiske''' (October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885), was an American poet and writer who became an activist
on behalf of improved treatment of Indigenous peoples of the Americas|Native Americans
by the U.S. government. She described the adverse effects of government actions in her history ''A Century of Dishonor
'' (1881). Her novel ''Ramona
'' (1884) dramatized the federal government's mistreatment of Native Americans in Southern California
after the Mexican–American War and attracted considerable attention to her cause. Commercially popular, it was estimated to have been reprinted 300 times and most readers liked its romantic and picturesque qualities rather than its political content.
[H.H.Jackson (1884) ''Ramona'' (NY: Harper)] [DeLyser, Dydia (2005), ''Ramona Memories: Tourism and the Shaping of Southern... ]